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Creating a slideshow widget

2:19 am on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

As the subject of this post suggests, this is with regard to creating a slideshow widget. I do not want to use some of the conventional slideshow tools such as slideshare.com or the Amazon slideshow widget for two reasons:

a. The rules around the Slideshare.com widget do not allow me to customize ANY aspect of the image slideshow and also has posed problems wherein the slideshow behavior is somewhat erratic.

b. The Amazon slideshow widget is what I use right now. Again, I want to modify the widget such that the images do not have links embedded in them. Once again, the rules behind the use of the Amazon widget do not allow me to remove links from the images.

What I am looking for is something that allows me to create a horizontal slideshow with a set of images by referencing the file URLs of images online. How difficult is it to implement this? Thoughts? Ideas?
4:16 am on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There are jquery scripts out there that will do what you want and many are free.

4:08 pm on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks Marshall! I have to confess I don't even know what jquery scripts are so I imagine I need to do a little reading about those to find out how to implement this. Thanks once again!
4:11 pm on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The code is fairly simple. A Google search will find many tutorials.

You mark up your image links (usually as a list with a specific class name for the containing div) on the page, add some lines to your CSS file and add a link to jquery.js and maybe another .js file in the head section of the page.
4:14 pm on Jan 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks so much g1smd! I will check this out.
1:13 am on Jan 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

OK. So I did check out a few options. Were you suggesting the avenue wherein I learn how to script it myself or the "paid solutions" for jquery script. I found one where I can use a free version of the script but it has the branding tagged on. If I pay $47, then I can get a slideshow widget without the branding. Is this the best deal out there? Just curious.
2:38 am on Jan 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have found several good non-branded free scripts. I've been on this forum for 12 years and I always forget the TOS about posting web sites. Regardless, if you search for "free slideshow scripts" you should find them.

I'll send you a message with some info.


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